Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo capacity and load.
Adjusting the position of cross rails (if equipped)
Turn the knobs counterclockwise to release the cross rails.
Slide the cross rails to the appropriate position for loading luggage and turn the knobs clockwise to tighten the cross rails securely.
Capacity and distribution
Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.
(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) - (Total weight of occupants)
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 - 750 (5 × 150) = 650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
Calculation formula for your vehicle
When 2 people with the combined weight of A lb. (kg) are riding in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight) of B lb. (kg), the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be C lb.(kg) as follows:
B*2 lb.(kg) - A*1 lb.(kg) = C*3 lb.(kg)
*1:A = Weight of people *2:B = Total load capacity *3:C = Available cargo and luggage load
In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of D lb. (kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced E lb. (kg) as follows:
C lb.(kg) - D*4 lb.(kg) = E*5 lb.(kg)
*4:D = Additional weight of people *5:E = Available cargo and luggage load
As shown in the example above, if the number of occupants increases, the cargo and luggage load equaling the combined weight of the occupants who got on later, by an amount. In other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.
The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the luggage compartment.
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
Such items may be thrown about and possibly injure people in the vehicle during sudden braking, sudden swerving or in an accident.
To use the roof rails as a roof luggage carrier, you must fit the roof rails with two or more genuine Toyota cross rails or their equivalent.
When you load cargo on the roof luggage carrier, observe the following:
Make sure the cross rails are locked securely by pushing forward and rearward them.
Failure to do so may cause an accident or serious injury in the event of emergency braking or a collision.
Do not remove the cross rail stoppers, or the moon roof may be damage when it is tilted.
Be careful not to scratch the surface of the moon roof.